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    Surprises, Oscar Clout & The "Magical Negro" Trope: Diablo Cody, Octavia Spencer & Julianne Hough Talk 'Paradise'

    For such a notable first-time event from one of our favorite screenwriters, Diablo Cody's directorial debut “Paradise” certainly stuck a soft landing. First popping up under the title “Lamb of God” with an odd blend of cast members—Russell Brand, Octavia Spencer, and Julianne Hough—it then promptly ...

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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer Will Play James Brown's Mother And Aunt In Biopic

    Universal has set the theatrical release date for its James Brown biopic, titled Get On Up, for Friday, October 17, 2014.

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    "What's The Magical Negro" Narrative Convention? Watch The First 2 Clips From Diablo Cody's 'Paradise'

    "Young Adult" rules, the wry '80s teen horror homage "Jennifer's Body" would have fared far better with another director, and "Juno"—regardless of what you think of that film and its pop-culture referencing protagonist—has become an indie film classic (haters, let us remind you it won an Academy Awa...

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    The Big O: When Race is an Issue in the Oscars

    What does a black leading lady have to do to win an Academy Award again? Considering there seems to be a renaissance in black cinema, you would think the timing would be perfect. But you would be wrong.

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    Tilda Swinton Stokes The Flames Of 'Snowpiercer'-Gate; Bong Joon-Ho Says Nothing Finalized

    Jumping to conclusions before the facts are in is par for the course these days. As is the blind leap to vilify Harvey Weinstein over anything mildly controversial that he has even dared look sideways at (though yes, his track record is poor, but generally the dude knows what he’s doing), but at the...

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    Review: Diablo Cody’s Directorial Debut ‘Paradise’ Is A Cloying After School Special

    ​The prestigious fall film festival season is in full swing and anyone who remotely matters in cinema (or Hollywood) is represented in some shape or form—especially at the celeb-friendly Toronto International Film Festival which accepts over 250 films. But one name, an Academy Award-winner with a br...

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    Viola Davis & Octavia Spencer Eyed To Reteam With 'The Help' Director Tate Taylor For James Brown Biopic

    The last time Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer worked with Tate Taylor, in the director's 2011 hit "The Help," they both earned Oscar nominations, with the latter taking home the trophy to put on her mantle. So is it any surprise, that they may jump at the opportunity to work with the filmmaker again...

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    Viola Davis, Octavia Spencer, Nelsan Ellis All Eyed For Roles In James Brown Biopic

    Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer could be reuniting with their The Help director, Tate Taylor, in his James Brown biopic, which, yesterday, booked Chadwick Boseman in the starring role.

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    Watch Octavia Spencer In First Trailer For Diablo Cody's 'Paradise'

    Octavia Spencer, seemingly riding high over the last 12 months, since her Oscar win for The Help, co-stars alongside Julianne Hough and Russell Brand in Diablo Cody’s directorial debut, titled Paradise (once titled Lamb of God).

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